Polarized training

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5:17pm, 9 Feb 2017
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NN - I did find I get a lot of "rubbish" HRV readings... (ie totally incorrect/impossible), but when they do work, they make more sense than HR and RHR which can jump 20 beats in a day for no apparent reason (and this is backed up by medical studies which is why they don't recommend using it according to Running Science - Owen Anderson). HR is a blunt tool. It's like saying my car is ok because it can drive at 90mph whereas my neighbours can only drive 60. And I'm like yeah listen to the bloody engine, look at the oil leaking on the forecourt...

Yes, best measure of tiredness is how you feel definitely.

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Polarised training is a form of training that places emphasis on the two extremes of intensity. There is a large amount of low intensity training (comfortably below lactate threshold) and an appreciable minority of high intensity training (above LT).

Polarised training does also include some training near lactate threshold, but the amount of threshold training is modest, in contrast to the relatively high proportion of threshold running that is popular among some recreational runners.

Polarised training is not new. It has been used for many years by many elites and some recreational runners. However, it has attracted great interest in recent years for two reasons.

First, detailed reviews of the training of many elite endurance athletes confirms that they employ a polarised approach (typically 80% low intensity, 10% threshold and 10% high intensity. )

Secondly, several scientific studies have demonstrated that for well trained athletes who have reached a plateau of performance, polarised training produces greater gains in fitness and performance, than other forms of training such as threshold training on the one hand, or high volume, low intensity training on the other.

Much of the this evidence was reviewed by Stephen Seiler in a lecture delivered in Paris in 2013 .
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